Marathon challenge for Rugby charity runner Lacey Mae

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A Rugby student is putting on her running shoes and attempting to to run two marathons in a school week.

Lacey Mae Williams, 11, who attends Avon Valley in Newbold, is raising money for Sport Relief.

She has been running five miles before school and at least five miles when she leaves for the day.

Lacey Mae said: “I love sport so this year I decided to challenge myself and try to achieve something big.

“I’m running 52 miles, which is two marathons, within my school week.

“This is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done but it’s not for me it’s for a great cause.”

The runner’s original target was £250, but she has smashed that and sponsorship stands at around £400.

Lacey Mae said: “I’d be really grateful for any sponsorship, your generosity really will help to make a world of difference to peoples lives.”

She runs with the Rugby & Northampton Athletics Club and also enjoys Jado Kuin Do Martial arts at Ashlawn School.

Her dad Peter, said: “She has done so well.

“We are all really proud of her and it’s for a brilliant cause.”

In the last two years, Sport Relief cash has helped to enable 189,000 children get an education; 16,500 people get the support they need to improve their mental health. 734,000 children to be given life-saving vaccines, over 734,000 children to be 
given life-saving vaccines, funding for 23 projects that support people living with dementia.

To sponsor Lacey Mae, visit http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/laceymaewilliams

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